04Sep/21

Eurozone inflation raises prospect of hike in rates

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24Aug/21

Fagerlund exits as CEO of Global Gaming

first_img22nd September 2020 | By Aaron Noy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “Tobias has thus with great success laid a good foundation for Global Gaming’s future operations. Now, however, the company is facing a new phase and we have identified a number of measures necessary to further strengthen the company’s position. Revenue for the six months through to 30 June reached SEK129.7m, down from SEK294.3m in the same period last year, but net loss amounted to SEK53.3m, an improvement on a loss of SEK122.0m at the same point in 2019. Ninja Casino operator Global Gaming has announced that Tobias Fagerlund has left his role as chief executive of the business with immediate effect. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Confirmation of Fagerlund’s departure comes as it was also also revealed that Global Gaming has become the subject of a formal takeover offer by Enlabs. The takeover talks come on the back of a mixed first half of the year for Global Gaming, during which it was able to reduce its losses, but also saw its revenue decline 55.9% year-on-year due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Board member Christian Rasmussen will step into the role on a temporary basis while it seeks a permanent replacement. Global Gaming chairman Braathen praised Fagerlund for the part that he played in helping to growth the business, but also said that his departure of is in line with the operator’s “new phase”. Latvia-facing Enlabs last month acquired a further tranche of shares in Global Gaming – following an earlier purchase of shares in June – with the latest deal triggering the threshold for it to make a bid to acquire the business outright. Fagerlund exits as CEO of Global Gaming Fagerlund (pictured) was named as acting chief executive of Global Gaming in April 2019, before taking up the position on a permanent basis in July that year. Enlabs acquired 9,878,086 shares in Global Gaming in August, increasing its stake in the operator to 54.1%. The deal that meant it was obliged to make a public offer to acquire the remaining shares of the business within four weeks. “It is my opinion that Tobias during his time as CEO led Global Gaming in a very meritorious way,” Braathen said. “Tobias has implemented a large package of restructuring measures and shown evidence of a strong and clear leadership that was absolutely necessary for the company. Online gambling operator Global Gaming has announced that Tobias Fagerlund has left his role as chief executive of the business with immediate effect. Global’s chair Niklas Braathen said that while Fagerlund had been based in Stockholm – where he was the operator’s only employee – the business needed leadership based in Estonia or Malta, where its operating units are based. Since this acquisition, Enlabs has secured additional shares in Global Gaming to boost its overall ownership stake to 66.7%, but will now proceed with a full takeover offer, in line with the previous agreement. People moves Though Fagerlund will vacate the role immediately, Global Gaming said that he will remain at the disposal of both the operator and its board. Topics: People People moves Email Addresslast_img read more

18Aug/21

ECS Hungary T10 League 2020 : All you need to know…

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12Jul/21

Novus Properties Ltd (NOV.mu) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgNovus Properties Ltd (NOV.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Novus Properties Ltd (NOV.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Novus Properties Ltd (NOV.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Novus Properties Ltd (NOV.mu)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileNovus Properties Limited deals in property development for rent or sale purposes. The company is based in Port Louis, Mauritius. Novus Properties Limited’s activities include tailor-made approaches to cater for unique building or office needs, the buying and rental back facilitation, management and maintenance of buildings and offices, as well as the promotion and development of properties. Novus Properties Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

17Jun/21

Villa Comano / Attilio Panzeri & Partners

first_imgArchitects: Attilio Panzeri & Partners Area Area of this architecture project Photographs CopyHouses•Comano, Switzerland 2014 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806188/villa-comano-attilio-panzeri-and-partners Clipboard Houses ArchDaily Projects Manufacturers: Bulthaup, Schenker Storen, FilsArchitects In Charge:Attilio Panzeri & Partners teamLandscape Architects:De Molfetta & StrodeCity:ComanoCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Giorgio MarafiotiRecommended ProductsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. We we’re called upon to project this villa which rises out of an enchanting little corner, on the hills that pose as the crown of Lugano, a Swiss-Italian city which boasts a breathtaking view stretching from the Lugano Lake itself, to the mountains of high Capriasca. Save this picture!© Giorgio MarafiotiThe criteria and materialization of its insertion were objects of long reflection. The peculiar morphology between terrain and orientation – naturally towards the lake – convinced us to design a compact block shunning its dorsal access, remaining completely open on the remaining three sides, prioritizing the panorama. Save this picture!© Alessandro CrinariConceived as a monolith, the giant solid mass was subsequently excavated where revealed necessary to sculpt the voids designated to inhabitation.  Save this picture!© Giorgio MarafiotiUpon much consideration and pigment sampling, the choice of color to clothe the concrete skin was black, cased in very rough-grained wooden boards; not only for the facades, but to excavate the inhabitable voids as well.  Save this picture!© Alessandro CrinariAttaining such result was no simple feat; it was only possible through extensive collaboration with chemical engineers and other competent specialists in material manipulation. Thanks to everyone’s efforts, after many attempts, we achieved the desired result. Save this picture!SectionsDespite material opacity, the large openings allow abundant light to gently invade its interior, and diffuse throughout.  Save this picture!© Alessandro CrinariThe sculpted staircase purposefully accentuates the excavated atmosphere of the large mass. Save this picture!© Giorgio MarafiotiSpecial attention was given to architecting the landscape, which, thanks to the great sensibility of our designer exalts our choice of backdrop, drawing attention to a solitary immersed in greenery. The villa, completed in 2013, is inhabited by a family of four.Save this picture!© Giorgio MarafiotiProject gallerySee allShow lessBL 2 House – Hammer Cabin / UMWELTSelected ProjectsMotta Milano 1928 / CollidanielarchitettoSelected Projects Share Area:  412 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Villa Comano / Attilio Panzeri & Partners Year:  Villa Comano / Attilio Panzeri & PartnersSave this projectSaveVilla Comano / Attilio Panzeri & Partners “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806188/villa-comano-attilio-panzeri-and-partners Clipboard Save this picture!© Alessandro Crinari+ 36Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Switzerland Photographs:  Alessandro Crinari, Giorgio Marafioti Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAttilio Panzeri & PartnersOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesComanoSwitzerlandPublished on October 03, 2018Cite: “Villa Comano / Attilio Panzeri & Partners” 03 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

16Jun/21

United Way UK seeks applications for new grants

first_img Tagged with: Funding  50 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 15 April 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5center_img Advertisement United Way UK is launching two new grants to help local communities and is inviting applications.The Community Impact grant aims to address the educational needs of disadvantaged children and young people, specifically in the areas of early childhood development, literacy and numeracy skills or employability. United Way UK will award three Community Impact Grants of £10,000 each.The Give Local grants aim to support community based, local organisations working in United Way UK’s priority issue areas of education, income and health. The organisation is particularly interested in those addressing the needs of disadvantaged people. There will be 28 Give Local Grants of £1,000 each.The deadline for applications is 25th April 2016, and grant recipients will be announced by mid-May online. More information and an application form for both can be found online on the United Way UK site.  49 total views,  1 views today United Way UK seeks applications for new grantslast_img read more

16Jun/21

Civil society organisations co-sign letter to Boris Johnson on no-deal Brexit concerns

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  342 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: ACEVO Brexit Over 85 civil society organisations from across the UK including charities and sector bodies have co-signed a letter to the Prime Minister over their grave concerns of the impact of a no-deal Brexit.ACEVO, WCVA, Human Rights Consortium, Inclusion Scotland, and Locality are among the co-signatories.The letter expresses their serious concerns about how a no-deal exit will be a direct threat to the peace process in Northern Ireland, regression of rights and standards, the uncertainty of the future, and a lack of adequate engagement and support from the government.It warns that business, civil society and communities across the UK are not ready for a no-deal exit, that there is insufficient time to replace EU agencies that monitor and ensure compliance with the law, and that:“Legislation to accommodate a no-deal scenario will be rushed through Parliament with little to no scrutiny from MPs and civil society. Neither is there enough time to put in place the necessary common frameworks to guarantee that devolution is respected.”Urging the government to work with civil society, it states: Advertisement  341 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 29 August 2019 | News “Civil society faces the same Brexit related impacts and uncertainties as business, and yet we have not had adequate support, resources and engagement from the government. We urge you to better engage with civil society, including across the devolved nations, throughout the next stages of the Brexit process.”The letter can be read in full on the ACEVO site. Civil society organisations co-sign letter to Boris Johnson on no-deal Brexit concernslast_img read more

16Jun/21

UK nonprofit workers say flexible working practices are the future

first_img “Our research shows that remote working is not necessarily appealing, effective or healthy for everyone at all times. Leaders at charities in particular must be mindful of this. Balance is key and for many organisations that we talked to in putting together this report, the future of work is not 100% working from home, or 100% office based. There’s a hybrid model in between. The majority of respondents – 87% – felt their organisation had adapted well to the situation, up from 60% in last June’s Status of UK Fundraising 2020 report. In addition, 83% also felt their employer has demonstrated care and concern about employee wellbeing. A future of flexible working AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  1,174 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The Future of Work Report 2021 was carried out by Blackbaud Europe in partnership with The Resource Alliance, with 814 respondents working in the third sector completing an online survey in January and February 2021. It found that 90% of people working in UK nonprofits believe flexible working is here to stay, with 80% stating that they would like to work from home more often in the future. This is up from 67% in last June’s Status of Fundraising 2020 Report. While flexible working has proved popular during the pandemic however, only 22% want to work mainly at home long-term, and 87% have missed face to face interactions with their colleagues. Advertisement The full report is available as a download. Moving forward, key areas where respondents believe additional training would help them to work more successfully from home include virtual brainstorming (51%), how to manage a team remotely (30%), software specific training (7%), and advice on how to effectively run virtual meetings (40%). Technology & training critical However, there are challenges. Many feel that their wellbeing has deteriorated during the pandemic: 48% felt it had affected their overall wellbeing, and 50% their mental wellbeing. Overall, 79% are worried about the effect of the past year on their life. Deterioration in wellbeing & a blurring of boundariescenter_img “Now, with lockdown measures once again beginning to ease, the sector is at a pivotal moment to reimagine what the future of work looks like at our organisations and ensure the sector remains attractive to employees who are key in helping us all achieve our respective missions.” She states: Flexible working is here to stay, with the majority of UK nonprofit workers surveyed for a new report stating that they would like to work from home more often in the future. However, deterioration in wellbeing and the blurring of boundaries between work and home life have become issues for many. In her conclusion to the report, Sally Falvey, Head of Corporate Go-To-Market, Blackbaud Europe highlights the need for balance moving forward noting that remote working is not right for everyone at all times, with the sector now at a key point in time where it can make positive changes for the future of work. Remote working practices during the past year have been greatly facilitated by the technology now available with 87% of respondents saying this has helped them to work more effectively, and 83% agreeing that cloud-based technology has been essential. 64% of those who identified as decision makers are now planning to invest more in technology. UK nonprofit workers say flexible working practices are the future And, when asked for details about their daily working routine, 72% said they tend to work longer hours either some or most days compared to before the pandemic. Most people clocked up their extra hours later in the day, with nearly a third finishing work later most days than when they were office based. Three quarters of respondents said that the blurred boundaries between home and work were a challenge, with 40% naming this as their single biggest challenge. 32% also said that having an inadequate space to work in was a challenge. Melanie May | 7 April 2021 | News Tagged with: remote working Research / statistics About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

15Jun/21

#OscarsSoWhite decries Hollywood racism

first_imgOn Jan. 14, much of the world watched in shock and anger the announcements of the nominations for the upcoming 88th annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, which recognized virtually all white acting performances. This year and 2015 was the first time since 1997-1998 that not one Black actor was nominated for either a best actress, best actor, best supporting actress or best supporting actor award in consecutive years. Most notable snubs included Will Smith for “Concussion,” Michael B. Jordan in the title role of “Creed,” Samuel L. Jackson for “The Hateful Eight” and Idris Elba for “Beasts of No Nation.” On top of these gross omissions, not one Black director was nominated, including, for instance, Ryan Coogler for “Creed.” The only actor nominated for “Creed” was white actor Sylvester Stallone. Coogler was also snubbed for directing the 2013 movie “Fruitvale Station,” about the real transit police murder of a young Black man, Oscar Grant, on a Bay Area Rapid Transit subway platform in Oakland, Calif. Jordan brilliantly played Grant. The popular and critically acclaimed “Straight Outta Compton,” a biopic about the hip-hop artists group N.W.A., garnered only one award for best original screenplay — for its white writers. The film’s African-American director, F. Gary Gray, was also overlooked by the Academy. The only real bright spot was the best documentary nomination for the astonishing “What Happened, Miss Simone?” on the life of the late, great, artist and political activist Nina Simone, co-produced by her daughter, Lisa Simone. Once the 2016 nominations were made public, the Twitter feed #OscarsSoWhite exploded with disappointment and strong criticism, as it has in past years. Chris Rock, the Black comedian and host of the upcoming Academy Awards show on Feb. 28, was also very critical of the nominations and has threatened to curse during the show. The actor and producer Jada Pickett Smith wrote on Twitter: “At the Oscars … people of color are always welcomed to give out awards … even entertain, but we are rarely recognized for our artistic accomplishments. Should people of color refrain from participating altogether?” To take this even further, white Academy members should also participate in a boycott of the Academy ceremony to show anti-racist solidarity. Director Spike Lee, who received an honorary Oscar in November for more than 30 years of filmmaking, stated on Jan. 14: “We may win an Oscar now and then, but an Oscar is not going to fundamentally change how Hollywood does business. I’m not talking about Hollywood stars. I’m talking about executives. We’re not in the room.” (New York Times, Jan. 15)Black women actors like Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington and others have found steady acting on TV thanks to Black producers, creators and writers like Shonda Rhimes and Lee Daniels. In an article written by this author on March 1, 2012, entitled, “Why ‘Viola Davis was robbed’ of an Academy Award,” the main focus was the racist and sexist character of the Academy’s membership. Not much has changed four years later except for an increased count of Academy members, who now number over 6,100. Just a handful of new members are people of color, including immigrants. Below are excerpts from that article; go to tinyurl.com/WWViolaDavisOscars to read the entire article.‘A good, old white boys’ club’“On Feb. 19, [2012] the Los Angeles Times published an extensive study entitled, “Unmasking the Academy: Oscar Voters Overwhelmingly White, Male,” which exposed institutionalized racism. The article states that out of the 5,765 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 94 percent are white and 77 percent are male. The eight-month study was based on interviews of Academy members and their representatives, which helped to confirm the identity of 89 percent of the present membership.“The Academy includes selected people who work in front of and behind the camera. Only 2 percent are Black and less than 2 percent are Latino/a. Is it any wonder there have been only five African-American actors in the Academy’s 84-year history to win best lead actor awards? They are Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx and Forest Whitaker; Halle Berry is the only African-American woman. “Out of the Academy’s 15 branches, whites compose 90 percent of each branch, except for the acting branch, which is 88 percent white. The Academy’s executive and writer branches are a startling 98 percent white. The cinematography and visual effects branches are 95 percent white.“Sexism is also rampant within the Academy. According to the Writers Guild of America, women made up a mere 17 percent of employed writers in 2011. Martha Lauzen, in a San Diego State University study, stated that in 2011, women made up 18 percent and 9 percent of the Academy’s producer and director branches, respectively.“The median age of all Academy voters is 62. Fourteen percent of voters are under the age of 50. Academy membership is for life, whether members still work or not. “Out of the 43 members of the Academy’s powerful board of governors, only six are women, one of whom is the only person of color on the board.“The Academy reflects the racism and sexism that is prevalent throughout U.S. capitalist society, from those who control Wall Street’s profits to those who dominate the big-business parties of the Democrats and Republicans. “The Academy, since it was founded in 1927, has paid only lip service to promoting affirmative action throughout the film industry for people of color and women.“Denzel Washington stated: ‘If the country is 12 percent black, make the academy 12 percent black. If the nation is 15 percent Hispanic, make the academy 15 percent Hispanic. Why not?’ (Los Angeles Times, Feb. 19)“People of color and women involved in TV production do not fare any better. According to a report released by the Directors Guild of America on Sept. 16, based on 2,600 episodes that appeared in primetime across broadcast, basic cable and premium cable during the 2010-2011 season, white males directed 77 percent of all episodes; white females 11 percent; Black males 11 percent and Black females just 1 percent. For one-hour series, white males directed 80 percent of shows; and for half-hour series, white males directed 74 percent.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

04Jun/21

Family of Tallaght shooting victim believed to be from Limerick

first_imgTwitter Print WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsFamily of Tallaght shooting victim believed to be from LimerickBy admin – February 8, 2012 810 Linkedin Advertisement Facebook THE family of a teenage girl killed in a drive- by shooting in Tallaght in Dublin this week, are believed to be originally from Newcastle West.16-year-old Melanie McCarthy, also known by the surname McNamara, was shot at from an SUV while she sat in a car at Brookview Way in Tallaght.She received a bullet to the head and was rushed to Tallaght Hospital, where she died a short time later.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Email Previous articleChina Looks Rock Solid in HennessyNext article‘That’s Limerick’ DVD showcases city and county admin Gardaí are following a line of inquiry that Ms. McCarthy was not the intended victim.A post mortem examination of the body is to be carried out and the State Pathologist has been notified.The scene was preserved pending a full technical and forensic examination.Local politicians west Limerick were not familiar with the family in question when contacted by the Limerick Post.“This an absolutely horrific incident. and will not be tolerated,” said Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter of the incident.Picture from Irish Times – The scene in Brookview Way, Tallaght, Dublin, where a 16-year-old girl was shot dead in a drive-by shooting last night. Photograph: Niall Carson/PAlast_img read more